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Spoon race - 2019

Discussion in 'NRL' started by grouch, Jul 31, 2019.

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Wooden spooners 2019

  1. Titans

    77.1%
  2. Bulldogs

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Dragons

    22.9%
  1. grouch

    grouch First Grade

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    Three teams in contention with six rounds to go

    Titans - 10 pts (-135)
    Bulldogs - 12 pts (-184)
    Dragons - 14 pts (-104)

    Bulldogs were my clear tip before the season started to win the spoon and tbh they've done well to nab 5 wins this year. In the run home they face a couple of teams outside the top eight - both they've beaten this year (Cowboys and Tigers). For and against is a huge problem

    The Dragons boast the worst coach in the comp and could very conceivably fall off a cliff and lose every game once they are ruled out of mathematical finals contention.

    Titans have been awful and their run home includes the Roosters and Storm, but they also play the Dragons twice. Big chance to leapfrog there, with a potential spoon-deciding match between them in round 25?
     
  2. The Marshall

    The Marshall Juniors

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    I think the Dragons are safe but it's too close to call between the Dogs and Titans. If the Dogs get one more win I think they'll avoid it but I'm not sure if they will do that. The two Titans/Dragons games will be the go a long way to deciding it.

    I think the Titans will win one and it will come down to for and against with the Dogs. The Dogs seem to have tightened up their defence some what in recent weeks (in spoon contender standards) while the Titans have started to copping blow outs. So I'm going with the Titans.
     
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  3. I Bleed Maroon

    I Bleed Maroon Referee

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    The Dogs will rally enough to avoid it you would think. The Tits by comparison are treating Ash Taylor and an unproven Super League coach as their great saviors....
     
  4. Rabbit toes

    Rabbit toes Bench

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  5. to_ddeath

    to_ddeath Coach

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    Only thing that can stop us is playing the Tits twice...it’s ours for certain if we’d either played them once or not at all in these last several weeks.
     
  6. Dragonwest

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    Dragons play Titans twice too
     
  7. wittyfan

    wittyfan Referee

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    Titans fo sho.
     
  8. GongPanther

    GongPanther Coach

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    I picked the Dragons being that their psyche is more fragile than the other two teams, and are the ones who could simply lose complete focus if they are not careful.
     
  9. King hit

    King hit Coach

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    Personally I want the Titans to get the spoon just to laugh at Meninga
     
  10. TheFrog

    TheFrog Coach

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    Titans not beyond jagging a win at some stage but likewise Bulldogs. It looks the Titans' to lose. Their caretaker coach, whose name I don't even remember, inspires zero confidence.
     
  11. The Marshall

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    That Dogs win has probably got them out of spoon contention now. Those 2 Dragons/Titans games get very interesting now!
     
  12. Saxon

    Saxon Juniors

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    Dragons fans must be so torn. No-one wants the spoon, but surely it'd mean the end of Mary?
     
  13. Rhino_NQ

    Rhino_NQ Immortal

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    I just want to see the excuses.
     
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  14. avocado

    avocado Juniors

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    He’ll blame injuries and origin.
    After all we’re the only team that has injuries and also players selected for origin.
     
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  15. Knuckle-dragger

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    f**k Paul McGregor.
     
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  16. This Year?

    This Year? Coach

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    I'd gladly take a spoon to get rid of him.
     
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  17. Jean Capdouze

    Jean Capdouze Juniors

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    If the St George Illawarra Dragons get the wooden spoon, Paul “Mary” McGregor won’t be the coach next year.
     
  18. ReddFelon

    ReddFelon Juniors

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    Most of the losses came from kicks.
     
  19. Rhino_NQ

    Rhino_NQ Immortal

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    And latimore injuries
     
  20. Warriorsoul

    Warriorsoul Juniors

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    Warriors aren't in the running mathematically? We have to play Sea Eagles, Roosters, Sharks, Rabbitohs and Raiders again. Watching Friday nights bedwetting, I can see us realistically picking up zero points from here out.

    Id do the sums and figure it out but I'm so very,very tired of the Warriors this year and can't be bothered.
     
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